Officer Joseph Weekley

*The man who allegedly fired the shot that killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid Sunday spent his free time helping kids in need, reports the Detroit News.

The man who appeared regularly on “The First 48,” a cable television true-crime show, also is accused in a federal lawsuit of being part of a team that broke into a home, shot two dogs and pointed a pistol at children, including an infant.

The revelations paint two different pictures of Officer Joseph Weekley, a member of the Detroit Police Special Response Team who was placed on a desk job after his gun discharged during a raid Sunday, resulting in the death of young Aiyana Jones.

While he has not been identified publicly by the department, a source familiar with the case confirmed Weekley’s involvement to The Detroit News.

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